Biggs: Tommie Harris pumped up for Favre vs. Vikings

You know there is a buzz for “Monday Night Football” when players not involved in the game are talking about being excited to watch.

ESPN should draw a ratings bonanza tonight when Green Bay squares off against Brett Favre, a Packers icon, for the first time.

Typically, players from other clubs are nonchalant when asked about watching other games in prime time. They are consumed by football around the clock, and when they have an opportunity to get away and involve themselves with something else, a lot of times it’s anything but football.

That’s not the case for Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris, who is fixing to tune in for more than the impact the game will have on the NFC North standings. The Bears would find themselves in a three-way tie at 3-1 atop the division if Green Bay can knock the Vikings from the ranks of the unbeaten.

“Definitely,’’ Harris gushed this afternoon. “I’ve been watching this guy (Brett Favre) since I was about 12. It’s the guy who wears the No. 4 jersey. So I’m hyped up for it. Who am I cheering for? Neither one of them. I hope both of them could lose the game. If it was up to me, we need that. I’m looking forward to watching this. It’s a great opportunity to watch this guy come back, 16 years in the league? What is it, 16?’’

No, Tommie. It was 16 seasons for Favre in Green Bay. This is his 19th season in the league.

“What? No way,’’ Harris said. “I’m only 26. How old was I? Six? Seven? it’s just good to see this guy out there fighting and I’m going to sit back with the family and enjoy.’’

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